Saturday, June 14, 2008

On stands now!

Hot off the press and setting Bangalore abuzz, Best of Bangalore Vol. 1 was launched on June 7.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairperson & Managing Director, Biocon, released the book at the Taj Residency’s Trinity Hall which was packed with the city’s newsmakers, all prominently featured in the book.


Deccan Aviation’s Capt. Gopi delivered the keynote address on how entrepreneurship can take Brand Bangalore forward; Vittalamurthy, Principal Secretary, Tourism, Information and Kannada & Culture, and Vijay Rekhi, President & Managing Director, USL, were guests of honour at the launch.

Kamsale performers from Mandya kept guests glued to their seats. Amid bubbly and scrumptious coastal cuisine whipped up by Chef Selvaraj, they also squeezed in words of praise for this quintessential book. Here’s what the A Listers said:

“I am very glad that the Best of Bangalore focuses on the positive side of the city, and look forward to the other books in the series.” – Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

“This book epitomizes the best in Bangalore because it is very well produced and of course all the companies and products which are displayed are world class.” - Vijay Rekhi

“This book is fantastic, the production and quality - awesome! The best.” – Oum Pradutt, MD, Phase 1

“I think it will be a very interesting coffee table reading and will see a lot more reprints…it’s a new idea and a brilliant one!” - Mahapara Ali, Chief General Manager of State Bank of India

“I think it’s a fantastic book and we are very proud to be a part of it.” - Christine Jamal VP Corporate, Tata Coffee

Gratified by the incredible response that the book’s receiving, we’re kicking off work on Best Destinations Goa, Best of Chennai & Puducherry, and of course, Best of Bangalore & Karnataka. Good things do come in threes!